Recipe: Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions Sandwich

This hearty Italian Sausage Sandwich is traditional Italian fest fare. I grew up in New York and many churches and community centers would have street fairs or bazaars… and you could usually find Italian Sausage sandwiches there. They were usually link sausages on buns piled high with grilled onions and peppers… you could smell them for miles.

Even if you didn’t initially intend on having one of these babies… after inhaling the intoxicating aromas long enough.. it beat you into submission… and as you sat chowing down on it… you were glad it did… how on earth could you even think to resist?

While link sausages… sweet or hot … are common.. I sometimes make the sandwiches with sausage patties… as I’ve done today. Same great taste.. just in patty form.

To make it a bit more special… I’ve added sliced Provolone cheese… and garlic mayo … a truly terrific sandwich.


If you decide to make this with link sausage instead of patties… boil them gently in a small pot or skillet with sides… pierce the skin of the sausage in a few places so the grease can escape… boil them until they’re no longer pink inside… then either grill them on the grill outside… or a grill pan.. or flat skillet until slightly charred.

You can substitute mozzarella for the provolone.

I hope you enjoy this delicious sandwich!

Recipe: Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions

All you need:

4 Italian sausage patties (hot or sweet)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 Green Bell pepper, sliced
1 Red Bell pepper, sliced
1 Yellow Bell pepper, sliced
Sliced onions
4 Slices provolone cheese
4 Buns, cut open
Garlic powder
Garlic mayo

All you have to do:

In a large skillet, over medium high heat, cook the sausage patties until they are no longer pink. Remove to paper towels to drain excess grease.

Add about a tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet.

Add the onions and peppers, reduce heat to medium. Stir to coat all the peppers and onions with oil.

Cook until soft.

Push the onions and peppers aside.

Add the sausage patties back and heat them.

Lay a slice of provolone cheese on each patty. Cook until melted.

Remove to a platter.

Lightly spread butter on the cut side.

Sprinkle with garlic powder.

Place cut side down on the hot pan and cook buns until butter is melted and the bun is slightly browned.

Remove and assemble sandwiches.

Spread the buns with garlic mayo.

Lay a sausage patty with cheese on 1 half of each bun.

Pile on peppers and onions.

Serve hot.

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